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Bacon Roses

10 min
20-40 min


Thank you to @AintTooProudToMeg for creating this recipe for us!

Combine with your favorite breakfast sides and snacks for a perfect Valentine's Day brunch or a spread for any special occasion.

Check out our blog post "How to Make a Bacon Rose Brunch Board" for inspiration.


Preheat oven to 400° F.

Take a strip of bacon and starting at one end, roll it up tightly to form a rosette. Feel free to stack two strips prior to rolling for an even heftier looking rose. Watch our video tutorial for further guidance.

Secure the bacon rose with two toothpicks to form a cross through the spiral as close to the bottom of one end as you can.

Space out the bacon roses on a wire rack on top of a foil lined baking sheet.

Brush bacon roses with maple syrup then sprinkle brown sugar and cracked black pepper.

Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes for the single-layered bacon rose and approximately 40 minutes for the double-layered rose.

Remove from oven, set aside and let cool.

Remove toothpicks carefully, making sure the roses maintain their form.

Place two basil leaves down under each bacon roses and place onto a plate or serving board.